Preparing Thanksgiving dinner is a giant undertaking that can yield some pretty delicious results, but if it's your first time taking on the memorable feast you may want to ask some experts for help. These cooking classes showcase everything you need to know when it comes to cooking the turkey, clas ... More >>
Local celeb chef Tyler Florence -- he of Wayfare Tavern, SFO T2, and Food Network fame -- has a new cookbook out, and will be signing copies of it in the city and at his Mill Valley shop next week. Tyler Florence Fresh is the chef's most ambitious book to date, a gorgeous volume showcasing the seaso ... More >>
Pot Pantry is a quirky little gem of a shop in the Mission that features a stylish selection of vintage kitchen appliances, culinary antiques, and an unexpectedly diverse and interesting selection of independent food zines. Owner Suh Wageman opened the self-proclaimed "kitchen supplies boutique" i ... More >>
Candied Bacon Donut Demo Where: Williams Sonoma, 340 Post (at Powell), 362-9450 When: Sat., Sept. 1, noon Cost: Free The rundown: Lori Baker of Baker and Banker and its adjoining bakery shares her method (and recipe!) for candied bacon donuts with bourbon cheesecake filling and maple glaze, which is ... More >>
It's possible to live blocks away from Citizen's Band and never know it exists, an anomaly in a dining-obsessed city. The unassuming storefront is easy to overlook on its corner of 8th and Folsom, smushed up against the much flashier Pinkie's Bakery, with which Citizen's Band shares its indoor space ... More >>
State Sen. Leland Yee, the enigmatic San Francisco politician known for his past brushes with the law and diverse array of stances on major policy issues, positioned himself last year as an opponent of a ban on shark fin soup, the Asian delicacy that depends on grisly fishing methods. That turned ... More >>
Leland Yee likes all types of soupState Sen. Leland Yee, the enigmatic San Francisco politician known for his past brushes with the law and diverse array of stances on major policy issues, positioned himself last year as an opponent of a ban on shark fin soup, the Asian delicacy that depends on ... More >>
Mary Risley's resume is as impressive as it is long. She founded Tante Marie's Cooking School in 1979; started the nonprofit organization Food Runners in 1987; was named Bon Appetit's "cooking teacher of the year" in 1988; and authored a cookbook in 2003. However, Risley might be better known the ... More >>
During happy hour on a Friday night, 15 Romolo is packed tightly with hip urbanites waiting for an artisanal cocktail. At noon on a Sunday, however -- when most brunch lines are curling around the street corner -- the bar is half-empty. It's occupied by a few diners chatting quietly at small tab ... More >>
Bar Jules is the kind of place that catches your eye as you pass by. Colorful bistro tables, funky lettering and gigantic windows beg you to peek in at the menu scribbled on two chalkboards on opposite sides of the tiny restaurant. What you'll find there is just as appealing -- call-outs to i ... More >>
Your palms are sweating, you inadvertently raised another awkward conversation topic, and you're pretty sure your pants seam just ripped. Aren't first dates stressful enough without a cursed dinner order? What goes on during the meal will make or break what happens -- or doesn't happen -- aft ... More >>
An Alyson Thomas originalMeat Market Art Opening Where: Pot Pantry, 3412 22nd St. (at Guerrero), 206-1134 When: Fri., May 6, 6-9 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Attorney-turned-artist Alyson Thomas has a food thing. If her custom work for breweries, pizzerias, and Williams-Sonoma doesn't ... More >>
beardfoundation/FlickrMarion Cunningham and James Beard, sharing a moment with a couple of pheasants.Birthday Tribute Dinner to Marion Cunningham Where: Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission (at 21st St.), 648-7600 When: Thu., Feb. 10 Cost: TBD The rundown: Foreign Cinema's annual birthday tribu ... More >>
Until recently, most Americans considered eating on the street a desperate act of necessity, or the result of drunkenness on a Hasselhoffian scale. On the eve of the second annual La Cocina-sponsored SF Street Food Festival, things are different. Tomorrow's celebration of street consumption w ... More >>
Marion CunninghamForeign Cinema's Gayle Pirie gave us details about the restaurant's Feb. 11 tribute to Marion Cunningham on the occasion of the author's 88th birthday (the original press release erroneously had it , as previously announced). Cunningham is in frail health (it's been rumored s ... More >>
Nobody ever said New York chef David Chang didn't have huevos, and we're not talking the slow-poached kind that show up in the ramen at Noodle Bar. Chang's thoughts about San Francisco chefs may have raised a crap storm in certain quarters locally, but that isn't stopping the master of Momofu ... More >>
Celebrate mailing in your tax forms on Wednesday, April 15th by moseying over to Williams-Sonoma on Union Square (340 Post, 362-9450) at 5 p.m., where Top Chef's head judge, hunky-while-bald Tom Colicchio, owner of the many Craft restaurants and catnip to women and men alike, will be signing his new ... More >>
Shows at Jack Fischer and Marx & Zavattero break the ceramics mold.
Photo Via Cave Cibum Review by Meredith Brody I love Trader Joe’s. It’s my first stop on the food train (second is a number of farmer’s markets, third is Safeway, fourth is catch-as-catch-can among Whole Foods, Andronico’s, Raley’s, whatever else is out there – if there was a Raley’s ... More >>
Week of 1-31-07
Our selections from the new and controversial Michelin restaurant guide garner mixed reviews
Stale romantic comedy has neither romance nor comedy
A new film catches up with legendary punk rockers the Minutemen
A queer guide to Pride events
Neiman Marcus' refurbished Rotunda prices its fancy fare like the Manolos downstairs
Why the big, gorgeous Cartographica Extraordinaire shouldn't sit unopened
A queer road map to Pride events.
Week of Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Two young San Franciscans have the hottest new brand in the staid but cutthroat national soap market. It's based on a simple notion: Cleaning is cool.
Mike Cresci just wanted to sell his raviolis. But the old neighborhood never accepted him.
Tired of your co-workers stealing your milk? Here's how to stop it
The Chronicle should stop the dubious "news stories" and openly rail against a sales tax hike that hurts its major advertisers -- and slaughters the poor
Who could ever replace Sydney Goldstein? Interviewing the interview queen of City Arts & Lectures.
Rejected Proposals for Treasure Island Monuments
Board of Supervisors; Population Growth; Dot-com Layoffs
Feminists Protest Gay Marriages
And Now, It's Time for Another Round of More San Franciscan Than You
Season of Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness
Craig Lucas' Missing Persons struggles to extricate itself from its own packaging